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SCTOBA Awards Dinner set for Saturday in Camden

The annual South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association will hold its annual awards dinner on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Broad St. in Camden.

January 07, 2013 | | Equine


Carolina Cup invites ready to be mailed out

Even though it is the first week of January, there is no such thing as it being too early to think about the spring and the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.

January 04, 2013 | | Equine


Kirkwood grads ring out 2012 in style

Every Way celebrated the final day of her 2-year-old campaign by ending the old year with a victory.

January 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Colonial Cup steward, Groat, passes away

Stephen Pitcher Groat, a devoted steeplechase official and the presiding steward at last month's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase races, died Tuesday after a long and courageous battle against cancer. He was 67.

December 14, 2012 | | Equine


Shull re-elected to NSA Board of Directors

was one of two members who were re-elected to the National Steeplechase Association Board of Directors, along with two current directors who were re-elected. Results of the balloting were announced at the NSA's annual meeting in Camden, on Nov. 16.

December 05, 2012 | | Equine


Wooten Stables’ horses find going at Churchill Downs to their liking

There were several reasons for the Wooten family to give thanks last Thursday, not the least of which were the recent showings of several of their stables' graduates on the race course.

November 28, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Preger-developed Eblouissante wins highly anticipated debut

It was called, by many in the horse racing industry, the most anticipated maiden race in the history of the sport.

November 21, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Hail and farewell

Maybe, there's more to having horse sense than people give it credit for.

November 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden trainers, riders and owners enjoy Cup day

This time, Matt McCarron said, there will be no turning back.

November 19, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dozen jumpers will contend for $100,000 Colonial Cup

Nobody blinked.

November 16, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Plenty to do at Saturday's Cup race

Saturday's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup is more than just about the racing on the Springdale Race Course.

November 16, 2012 | | Equine


NSM celebrates Maryland Hunt Cup with Friday exhibit

Experience the thrill of the greatest timber race in the world as the National Steeplechase Museum presents a photo exhibition of the past 20 winners of the Maryland Hunt Cup on Friday evening at a Colonial Cup eve reception and book signing at the National Steeplechase Museum.

November 14, 2012 | | Equine


Sunshine Numbers returns with a second in Charleston Cup

Over Creek Stables' Arrakis surged to the lead before the final fence and drew away to a 5 3/4-length victory under Roddy Mackenzie in the $25,000 Charleston Cup, feature race of the 19th annual Charleston Cup Steeplechase in South Carolina on Sunday.

November 14, 2012 | | Equine


Demonstrative glad to be back ‘home’ at Springdale

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November 14, 2012 | Tom Didato | Equine


Plum Pretty fetches $4.2 million in sales ring

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 $1 millionKentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm to top last Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

November 12, 2012 | | Equine


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Wooten Stables grad Upstart headed to Kentucky Derby

Alto Racing's Materiality battled even-money favorite Upstart through the stretch before registering a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) in just his third lifetime start in Gulfstream Park's signature event.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine


Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine


Cup undercard spreads the wealth

On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fiscally fit

If this gig as a trainer doesn't pan out, Jimmy Day may want to think about becoming an investment broker. But given success on the race course, don't look for a switch to happen anytime soon.

March 30, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Upstart, Prospect Park eye final Derby prep races

Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


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